Month: August 2013

Babies can hear and remember in the womb – study

NZ Herald 30 August 2013 Parents-to-be who talk and sing to their unborn baby might be giving them a head start when it comes to developing their child’s language skills. Finnish scientists said babies still in their mothers’ wombs develop…

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Protest marks first anniversary

Stuff.co 29 August 2013 Members of several Southland churches congregated on the lawn outside Southland Hospital’s abortion clinic in a silent vigil to mark its first anniversary today. Led by Father Vaughan Leslie, 25 people silently carried signs saying “I’m…

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Anonymous Father’s Day

This is a great documentary – and timely for Father’s Day this weekend. Watch the preview below. You can watch the full documentary for $1.99 Thousands of donor-conceived people have a deep longing to know who they belong to, where…

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Wombs with a view on baby talk

The Australian 27 August 2013  Unborn babies recognise their parents’ voices from inside the womb. New research suggests they are attuned not only to voices, but also to speech patterns. In a Finnish study, women in the late stages of…

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Dodgy teachers to be named and shamed

Stuff.co 29 August 2013 Dodgy teachers will be named and shamed after a parliamentary select committee prompted the Teachers Council to review suppression rules. The decision to review the rules around disciplinary tribunal meetings and how they are reported was…

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Bail harder to get under new law

NZ Herald 29 August 2013 Up to 350 more people could be refused bail each year as a result of law changes designed to prevent the release of serious offenders considered likely to offend again. The changes are targeted at…

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Too much TV blamed for loneliness, stress in kids

NZ Herald 29 August 2013 Children who watch too much television are more likely to have psychological problems and are at risk of not developing the skills that enable them to succeed at life, a psychologist says. The comments follow…

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Worker spent all he had as machines sucked him in

NZ Herald 29 August 2013 Working backstage at SkyCity’s theatre, Graham used to look over the casino’s gambling floor in disgust. A few years later, people were looking down on him as he poured his pay cheques into the pokies.…

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Brothels upset Epsom neighbours

NZ Herald 29 August 2013 Investigations under way into sex sites residents say are a blight on well-to-do Epsom. A cluster of premises offering commercial sex are operating within a kilometre of one another in an upmarket Auckland city-fringe suburb,…

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A professor responds to critics regarding his belief in marriage

A professor at the University of North Carolina was told he was “the biggest embarrassment to higher education in America.” Why? Because he insisted that marriage requires one man and one woman. READ HIS RESPONSE 🙂 An Embarrassment to Higher…

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